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How to get to Ithaca

Ithaca (also Ithaki or Ithaka) is located in the Ionian Sea, to the west of mainland Greece, and lies less than 4km (2.4mi) east of the island of Kefalonia.

The Ionian Islands comprise the islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Zakynthos, Paxos, Kithira and Levkas.

The most convenient route to Ithaca is by air to Kefalonia Airport (EFL), followed by bus or taxi to the ferry terminal and interisland ferry to Ithaca.

Most scheduled flights to Kefalonia Airport are from Athens on Olympic Air. Direct flights from European capital cities are mainly seasonal, during the summer holiday period.


Flight times to Kefalonia

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Kefalonia Island International Airport (EFL), Kefalonia.

Within Greece: Olympic Air and Sky Express offer the most convenient daily flights to Kefalonia.

Athens to Kefalonia is 55 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: British Airways and easyJet offer the most convenient direct flights to Kefalonia.

London to Kefalonia is 3 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Manchester to Kefalonia is 3 hrs 40 min, direct flight


From France: EasyJet offers the most convenient direct flights to Kefalonia.

Paris to Kefalonia is 4 hr 45 min, connecting flightˆ


From Germany: Condor Flugdeinst, Eurowings, Ryanair and easyJet offer the most convenient flights to Kefalonia.

Berlin to Kefalonia is 2 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Dusseldorf to Kefalonia is 2 hrs 55 min, direct flight
Frankfurt to Kefalonia is 2 hrs 40 min, direct flight
Munich to Kefalonia is 2 hrs 20 min, direct flight

Hamburg to Kefalonia is 5 hrs, connecting flightˆ


From United States: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, easyJet and Ryanair offer the most convenient daily flights to Kefalonia.

Atlanta to Kefalonia is 12 hrs 28 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Kefalonia is 11 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Kefalonia is 12 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Kefalonia is 13 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
New York to Kefalonia is 11 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Kefalonia is 14 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Kefalonia is 16 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: British Airways, Lufthansa and Ryanair offer the most convenient daily flights to Kefalonia.

Toronto to Kefalonia is 11 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Kefalonia is 11 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Kefalonia is 13 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Scoot Tigerair, Etihad and Sky Express offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Kefalonia.

Adelaide to Kefalonia is 26 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Kefalonia is 24 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Kefalonia is 24 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Kefalonia is 24 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Kefalonia is 22 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Qatar Airways and Sky Express offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Kefalonia.

Auckland to Kefalonia is 29 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, Scoot Tigerair and Sky Express offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Kefalonia.

Singapore to Kefalonia is 13 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Kefalonia International Airport (EFL) is located 10km (6mi) from Argostoli. Taxis operate from the airport terminal.

An hourly bus service runs between the airport and Argostoli, taking 30 minutes.

From Argostoli, a bus route services the ferry terminal at Sami, taking 1 hour 10 minutes, four times daily; the ferry to Pissaetos on Ithaca, takes 25 minutes.

Hotels can arrange transport by prior arrangement.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around

Apart from walking, you can hop on a bus or hire a car or moped. Taxis are expensive.


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Latest update: How to get to Ithaca: 4 October, 2019


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